Trebor Scholz – Digital Labor Conference

  • Posted on: March 10, 2015
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The past decade was not only about advances in digitization, increased processing power, the popularization of cloud computing and the “sharing economy;” it was also about the crash of the financial system in 2008, vast attacks on employment and worker rights, sprawling debt, economic inequality, dwindling numbers among the ranks of traditional labor unions as well as booming automation of everything from lawyers, professors and doctors to cooks and farmers.

Last fall 750 people attended the international, three-day conference on Digital Labor (#DL14). Six faculty members from Culture & Media and numerous faculty from Parsons, NSPE, and NSSR participated in the event as speakers or moderators. The student panel at the conference featured Culture & Media alumni and current students.

See all conference participants:

Some 33 video interviews with participants:

Read the 3000 tweets that were written at the conference:


Press generated from the conference:

Platform Cooperativism vs. the Sharing Economy – by Trebor Scholz
Intellectual Piecework – By Nathan Schneider
Amazon’s Mechanical Turk workers protest: ‘I am a human being, not an algorithm’ – By Mark Harris
Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Former Director of MIT Center for Civic Media & Computing Culture Group commented here “The New School, Keeping it Real Since 1919”:
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